In 2015, Teach For America – Metro Atlanta celebrates 15 years of service in the Atlanta community. As we consider the next phase of service in this region, we recognize that while we have made important contributions to education, there is more that we can do. Our teachers have been amazing, our students’ academics and lives have been touched, our school partners have been able to address critical teacher needs, but the same systemic issues that create these conditions persist. We are ready to amplify our impact as a true agent of change in Metro Atlanta.

Over the next five years, we are going to concert our teacher and leader talent, intellectual capital, convening power and broad network of alumni and supporters in pre-K through twelfth-grade school clusters in four to six specific neighborhoods to accelerate school performance and student achievement. By 2020, we want to help stabilize neighborhood indicators and advance excellent school instruction and leadership in our partner schools and communities, resulting in greatly improved school effectiveness and positive student academic outcomes.



  • Individuals
  • Corporate, Foundation, and Public Support
  • Regional Advisory Board

Benefactor ($10,000- $24,999)

Angie and Sam Allen
Cathy Henson and Chris Carpenter
Lillian and Greg Giornelli
Ed and Joanie Michaels
Jim and Sally Morgens
Hunter and Leslie Pierson
Mike and Daisy Rettaliata
Brian and Karla Sadler

Sponsor ($5,000- $9,999)

Doug and Mary Claire Allvine
Laurie Doherty
Brian Doherty
Phil and Jenny Jacobs
Leslie and Hunter Pierson
Mary Claire and Doug Allvine
Carol and Bob Meier
John and Nancy Oglesby
Ernie and Libby Prickett
Tim and Maria Tassopoulos
Curtis and Jylla Tearte
Carol and Ramon Tome'
William and Judy Vogel

Friend ($1,000- $4,999)

Evelyn and John Darden
Diana Ellsworth
Kathy and Tim Gunter
Stephen and Suzi Hindman

Lead Investor ($250,000+)

Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation
The David, Helen and Marian Woodward Fund
The Goizueta Foundation
The Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation
The Kendeda Fund
Race To The Top Georgia
The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation
The Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation

Stakeholder ($100,000- $249,999)

AmeriCorps Georgia
State of Georgia Department of Education
The Zeist Foundation

Champion ($50,000- $99,999)

Wells Fargo

Leader ($25,000- $49,999)

The Gay and Erskine Love Foundation
The Harland Charitable Foundation

Benefactor ($10,000- $24,999)

The Atlanta Foundation
Balloun Family Foundation
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Cox Enterprises
The Georgia-Pacific Foundation
The John and Mary Franklin Foundation
John and Rosemary Brown Family Foundation
Lincoln Financial Foundation
The Luther and Susie Harrison Foundation
Mary Alice and Bennett Brown Foundation
The Primerica Foundation
Publix Super Markets Charities

Sponsor ($5,000- $9,999)

The Besse Johnson and George Blanton Allen Memorial Foundation
The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation
Franzén and Salzano
J. Crew
The Jack and Anne Glenn Foundation
Subaru of America, Inc.

Friend ($1,000- $4,999)

The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation
Thomas H. Lanier Family Foundation

Partner Spotlight

Thank You for Your Support

Teach For America - Metro Atlanta is so grateful for our supporters. All gifts help our effort to recruit, select, train, and support excellent teachers and leaders for Metro Atlanta students.